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    Album Review: Beach House – Depression Cherry

    Is Beach House sticking two fingers up to the tyranny of change on their fifth album, Depression Cherry? Perceived wisdom maintains that constant musical transition bears the seal of authenticity. Arguably, titan, critically adored bands look like snakes constantly shedding their skins. The Beatles took a glorious trip from exuberant rock ‘n’ roll to the […]

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    LIVE: FFS – 25/08/2015

    – THE ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER – Musical collaborations are often viewed with scepticism and fraught with the apprehension that it’s the band that are getting more out of the project than the audience. The overall feeling is that something isn’t quite right and the sooner things return to normal the better. FFS must have had […]

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    LIVE: DEERHOOF – 24/08/2015

    – GORILLA, MANCHESTER – Deerhoof are 20, and remain edgy. That’s quite an achievement. The 4-piece band, born in San Francisco, have survived a few line-up changes over the years, but the current members have performed onstage together since 2008. Maryland drummer Greg Saunier was joined in ’96 by Tokyo singer Satomi Matsuzaki, and Guitarist John Dieterich (2001), was later joined […]

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    LIVE: PETER BRODERICK – 18/08/2015

    – ANTHONY BURGESS FOUNDATION, MANCHESTER – I did not know who Peter Broderick was until I saw the Mancunian gig advertised. I listened to a few songs and I decided to go and check him out live. I trust Hey! Manchester and I like going to the International Anthony Burgess Foundation because they have an […]

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    Album Review: Spector – Moth Boys

    CHEVY THUNDER, CHEVY, CHEVY THUNDER!!! Sorry, love that tune. Anyway, Spector return with their second album, Moth Boys, which is an ambiguous title to say the least and baffling to someone not in the know like myself. What the fuck is a moth boy and where can I find one? Answers on a postcard please. […]

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    LIVE: ESPER SCOUT – 15/08/2015

    – FALLOW CAFE, MANCHESTER – August in Fallowfield is the depths of tumbleweed season, with students having committed their post-graduation mass exodus a month previous and a new influx of freshers still several weeks away. Even Saturday night is quiet, with the closure of the once-prominent Baa Bar adding to the eeriness. However, one local […]

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    Album Review: Monotony – Monotony

    Monotony is the ‘evil twin’ of DIY crusaders Sauna Youth (Jen, Rich, Chris, and Lindsay forming both bands). Limited to 300 copies, this 12″ is delightful in its shouty A to B delivery, providing post-punk goods. Boasting a scuzzier sound compared to the SY side of the yin-yang of the two bands, this recording has […]

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    LIVE: FRANK TURNER / PJ BOND – 10/08/2015

    – NIGHT & DAY CAFE, MANCHESTER – These kinds of nights are usually a rarity from artists that have reached the stellar heights of Frank Turner. Not for him, this was a welcome return to the Night and Day Café, following his previous gig in January. There is no going through the motions and familiarity […]

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    LIVE: THE MYNABIRDS – 06/08/2015

    – THE CASTLE HOTEL, MANCHESTER – Tonight’s line up features two fantastic solo artists, Sobi and Elle Mary, and the headlining indie band, The Mynabirds. This line-up is sure to get many people off the couch and into The Castle, but the fact that it is free, yes free, has just served to nearly double […]

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    Album Review: Frank Turner – Positive Songs For Negative People

    Frank turner is a man who seems to have hardly slept since he began this solo venture of his back in 2006.  If he’s not writing he’s in the studio, and if he’s not in the studio he’s on the road. Positive Songs For Negative People is Frank’s sixth album and follows up 2013’s Tape […]

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Frank Turner

INTERVIEW: FRANK TURNER

Night &  Day Café, Manchester – 10/08/2015 Before playing to an excited Night and Day audience Frank Turner took time out from his busy schedule ...

PJ Bond

PJ BOND

NIGHT AND DAY CAFÉ – 10/08/2015 Back in Manchester for a second gig in as many months, American singer/songwriter PJ Bond was playing the Night ...

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WHO ARE YA? REDFACES

From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves  your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s ...

Cult Of Dom Keller

INTERVIEW: The Cult of Dom Keller

The Cult of Dom Keller are a quartet based out of Nottingham. For the last 7 years these DIY sonic alchemists have been creating whacked ...

The Franklys

THE FRANKLYS LIVE ON THE SILENT RADIO SHOW SAT 1st AUGUST

This Saturday (1st Aug) London-based all-girl garage rock’n’roll band The Franklys join us live in the studio ahead of their Manchester gig at The Castle ...

Elle Mary

INTERVIEW: ELLE MARY

Her ironically titled EP ‘Happiness’, released at the end of May, has given us an insight into Elle’s body of art and the brutal honesty ...